County Commissioner Races

September 17, 2008

Things are starting to heat up, or at least show some signs of life, in the two contested Cecil County Commissioner races on the ballot in November. The signs are going up, the websites are being ramped up and the fundraisers are fast and furious.

District 5: (to replace the retiring Mark Guns)–

Republican nominee Robert Hodge has debuted a new website at It is a lot more user-friendly that the earlier incarnation and has updated information. There are lots of photos and a slide show of the Hodge campaign in action, including a visit to our neck of the woods at the Hack’s Point fireman’s carnival. Glad to see attention being paid to us forgotten south county folks. Hodge will be hosting a campaign fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 3-6 p.m. at Uncle Bob’s Western Corral. Tickets are $25 a person and kids under 12 are free. Check out the website for contact information.

Democratic nominee Sharon Weygand has been sign-waving at Routes 40 and 213 in Elkton to greet voters, but our sourpuss friends at the Cecil Whig whined in a column by David Healey that the signs were too small. Wednesday’s Whig has a good response letter from the Cecil Democrats. Weygand told an obscure state political blogger recently that she has $3,000 cash on hand and will have a fundraiser in October. (We haven’t gotten up to Elkton yet to check out the financial disclosure statements on all the candidates, but we will as the season progresses.)  Weygand was also in attendance at Tuesday night’s county commissioners’ meeting in Port Deposit. She asked questions about proposed new kennel regulations, which are aimed at big commercial dog breeders. Check out her two adorable yellow Labs on her website,

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